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Relief of a king before Amen

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Sandstone block with relief decoration portraying a Kushite king, (left) lifting his hand in a gesture of greeting, before Amun (right). The king wears a crown similar to that of the god, but crested with a pair of ram's horns and a disk, and fitted with another pair of ram's horns behind the...

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Provenance

Possibly from Kawa. By 1978: with Paris dealer; 1984: purchased by the MFA at Sotheby Parke Bernet auction no. 5154, March 1, 1984.

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund and William Stevenson Smith Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Possibly Kawa, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width: 35.5 x 60 cm (14 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.136

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief